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DAPS - Days all Purposes (Total days for loading & discharging)

DDU - Delivered Duty unpaid.

DDP - Delivered Duty Paid.

DEM - Demurrage

DESP - Despatch

DET - Detention

DHDATSBE - Despatch Half Demurrage on Actual Time Saved Both Ends

DHDWTSBE - Despatch Half Demurrage on Working Time Saved Both Ends

DISCH - Discharge

DK - Deck

DLOSP - Dropping Last Outwards Sea Pilot (Norway)

DO - Dropping Off Last Sea Pilot (Norway)

DOP - Dropping Outward Pilot

DOT - Department of Transport

DNRSAOCLONL - Discountless and Non-Returnable Ship and/or Cargo Lost or Not Lost

DRAFT - Depth to which a ship is immersed in water. The depth varies according to the design of the ship and will be greater or lesser depending not only on the weight of the ship and everything on board, but also on the density of the water in which the ship is lying.

DRK - Derrick

DUNNAGE - Materials of various types, often timber or matting, placed among the cargo for separation, and hence protection from damage, for ventilation and, in the case of certain cargoes, to provide space in which the forks of a lift truck may be inserted.

DWAT (or DWT) - Deadweight. Weight of cargo, stores and water, i.e. the difference between lightship and loaded displacement.

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